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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed (with help from our great friend Jean of Tired Hands!) on the day of my grandmother’s passing (Norma), this is an inspired Biere de Mars fermented entirely in oak and inoculated with our house spontaneous culture.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7108) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Bottle thanks to Adam. Shared at the Amarin Cafe. Pours orange brown with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, farmhouse yeast, berry funk and strawberry jam. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of Steve_0. Thanks so much! Pours a very hazy red orange appearance with a tan head. Really a tangy, spritzy, orange citrusy, barnyard, somewhat oaky, cherry, somewhat tart aroma. Somewhat vinous, big grape, cherry, bretty, funky, spicy yeasty flavor. Not what I would have thought from the world’s best Biere de Garde but it is DAMN GOOD!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, huge thanks to Stephen for cracking this gem! Dark reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of spice, oak, bread, caramel, some slight red wine vinegar, slight oak, nice vanilla, hints of red wine and grape notes. Taste is a mix of sweet red grape, hints of oak, wine notes, hints of spice, caramel toffee, hints of red fruits, touch of dark red fruits, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, oaky. Interesting, but not what I expected.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at Armin’s shared with friends. Pour is deep amber with a big white head and great lacing. Fruity, floral, lightly spicy, tangy, citrusy, caramelly, doughy, light biscuity, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is extremely well-balanced, spicy, fruity, tangy, floral, doughy, bready, lightly funky, grassy, earthy, and herbs with a crisp dry finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Very fruity, spicy, malty, yet tart, sour, and extremely drinkable. Just an awesome beer. Wow!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Bottle at tasting in VT and with Joe, acquired at the release. Pours hazy ruby with whiteish head, medium in size. Aroma of red berries, black currants, jam, citrus, potpourri, red grapes, and oak. Flavor is tropical hibiscus, wood, rind zest, grape skins, cherry and yeasty funk. Medium carbonation with a perfect palate from the oak. Really complex and layered brew from HF. Unbelievable. Sweet caramel and oak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1745) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Critique cahoteuse de la St-Jean Baptiste: Explosion d’agrumes habité par le cocktail de levure tellement habile. Elle a été séparé en 4 mais je l’aurais facilement géré seul.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share. Hazy amber. Wish I have more. Aroma is cherry, wood, honey. Taste is basement, cherry, candy, so much wood. Ugh!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (934) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Bottle thanks to Tommy. Nice red colour with a small pale head. Aroma is red currants, sour plum, candy, bbq sauce. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, good body, well balanced palate. Taste is red currants, sour plum, cherry, loganberries. Omg this is so tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Citric perfumey aroma, maybe dragonfruit, enchanting nose, hard to really figure out, smooth lightly fruity flavor, some mild tartness and grains.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Ariel. Cloudy brown red with white head. Sour, cider apple, green with margarine undertones and vinegar in the nose, Sour, delicate rhubarb in the mouth. Carbonated, full-bodied, delicate finish.


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